Beck’s album, “The Information” was released on Tuesday October 3. The album’s fifteen songs each have an associated music video, released on a DVD with the album. The videos which were uploaded to YouTube were deleted. However, it is possible to stream some of the videos from Beck’s Myspace or from his official site. Most of the intermittently available videos appear to be lo-fi efforts, although ‘Cell Phone’s Dead’ is directed by Michel Gondry.
The music video for 1000 BPM starts with JMJ, Beck’s bassist, wearing leather and sunglasses looking cool against a slide of the sky. A man in a ferocious-looking bear costume enters and starts rapping. They dance separately. Another, friendlier-looking bear enters and tries to take the microphone from the other bear. This continues, apparently plotless, with occasional appearances of a dancing girl.
Elevator Music begins with a man standing still in a space suit, his hand up. A tennis player drinks from a straw. Beck’s rapping while holding a rifle, magazine strap over his shoulder. Behind him a man in white practices martial arts. The clip switches between the tennis player, spaceman, Beck, bassist, and martial artist. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube
In No Complaints Beck sings and plays guitar. A sticker on it says “I love motorcycles”. Back travels between a band with bass, drums and synthesizer, a bear in a poncho playing with a small child (Beck’s son?), and a blonde girl seen through a tambourine.
In “Think I’m In Love” Beck sings with a sombre-looking man behind him. Men in dresses play with a giant ball. More men in dresses sit around and chat.
The Information Tracks
- Elevator Music
- Think I’m In Love
- Cell Phone’s Dead
- Soldier Jane
- Strange Apparition
- Dark Star
- Movie Theme
- We Dance Alone
- No Complaints
- 1000 BPM
- The Information
- New Round
- Horrible Fanfare / Landslide / Exoskeleton
Download the music and videos for The Information from iTunes: